Gwyn Owen to perform at Sir Bryn Terfel concert to launch Wales International Harp Festival IV

A group of amazing young musicians will perform with Sir Bryn Terfel at his first performance in the Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio including trumpeter Gwyn Owen. Originally from Bangor, Gwyn graduated from the Royal Academy of Music last year with a Masters degree, after studying there for five years. In addition to working free-lance as Principal [...]

By | 2017-12-01T12:30:04+00:00 December 5, 2017|

Glain Dafydd amongst the artists to perform at Sir Bryn Terfel concert to launch Wales International Harp Festival IV

A group of amazing young musicians will perform with Sir Bryn Terfel at his first performance in the Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio including harpist Glain Dafydd. Glain Dafydd’s music career includes success in competitions such as the Moscow International Harp Competition (junior category), and being a string finalist in both the BBC Young Musician and [...]

By | 2017-12-01T12:11:25+00:00 December 1, 2017|

CAMAC Educational workshops promoting the Wales International Harp Festival

As part of the launch of the Wales International Harp Festival, Camac harps is supporting workshops across the UK. The workshops with Elinor Bennett and her colleagues will inspire students to enter the festival competitions, and benefit from a variety of opportunities provided by the festival. These workshops also celebrate the importance of the harp [...]

By | 2017-11-26T17:44:00+00:00 October 20, 2017|

Wales International Harp Festival – competitions entries now open

The UK and Europe’s leading international harp festival is to welcome harpists from across the world in April 2018. Harpists will come to Caernarfon in north Wales to join in the celebrations, and make friends through music. The festival is now inviting entries for its prestigious and highly regarded harp competitions. With 5 different competition [...]

By | 2017-10-17T14:40:11+00:00 October 17, 2017|

Wales International Harp Festival launch concert by Sir Bryn Terfel sells out in an hour and 15 minutes!

Tickets for Sir Bryn Terfel’s eagerly-awaited first performance in Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio went on sale on Tuesday 10/10/2017 and immediately sold out. The world-famous bass-baritone will be performing with harpist Hannah Stone and past students from Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias, finalists in the Urdd Bryn Terfel Scholarship, as part of the launch of the [...]

By | 2017-10-12T16:23:06+00:00 October 12, 2017|

Tickets for Sir Bryn Terfel’s First Performance at Pontio Bangor to Go On Sale Next Tuesday 10th October at 10am

Tickets for Sir Bryn Terfel’s eagerly-awaited first performance in Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio will go on sale from 10am on Tuesday 10/10/2017 online, over the phone and in person from Pontio Box Office. The world-famous bass-baritone will be performing with harpist Hannah Stone and past students from Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias, finalists in the Urdd [...]

By | 2017-10-06T22:57:18+00:00 October 6, 2017|

Catrin Morris Jones as new Wales International Harp Festival Organiser

We are pleased with the recent appointment of Harpist Catrin Morris Jones as Wales International Harp Festival Organiser. She will work closely with Elinor Bennett over the next few months on the Festival that will be held between 1st - 7th April 2018. With over twenty years’ professional experience as a London-based harpist, Catrin now [...]

By | 2017-09-29T09:22:58+00:00 August 5, 2017|

A Celebration of the harps of Wales and Ireland

The Wales Harp Festival held on the 12 & 13 April 2017 at Galeri Caernarfon celebrated the harps of Wales and Ireland. A two day harp course for harpists of all ages and abilities took place, and leading harpists from Ireland, Denise Kelly and Cliona Doris joined Festival Director, Elinor Bennett, Catrin Morris-Jones, and Elfair [...]

By | 2017-07-29T18:39:30+00:00 April 15, 2017|